Don't know Nightjar? You're about to. For years, the original Shoreditch watering hole has been rustling up unusual concoctions in a dimly lit subterranean space. And now, the team are taking their blend of late-night jazz and art deco decor to Soho next month.
Joining the ranks of Dirty Bones, The Rum Kitchen and Cahoots over in the ever-popular Kingly Court, Nightjar Carnaby promises interiors and a menu inspired by the pre-Prohibition, post-Prohibition and post-war eras. Like the award-winning predecessor, you'll find the bar downstairs - under a staircase that gives way to a stage that's welcoming live jazz, blues and swing performances. Architecture and design studio Daytrip is behind the look, with dark corners and intimate booth seating.
The drinks list here is looking just as photo-worthy as the Shoreditch bar, with finessed classics and signatures that use house-made infusions, liqueurs and bitters. We've got our eye on the Aztec Tapache, which marries tequila, Chinotta and chamomilla liqueur, pineapple huacatay, purple corn tepacher, fino sherry and freshly squeezed lime juice for a creamy, yet fruity mix. Hungry? There's also small plates and cheese boards.
Nightjar Carnaby is opening in April. In the meantime, book your spot at their Shoreditch sister.